Gunmen in the early hours of yesterday, shot dead one Mr. Allain John-Morrison in Abua/Odua Local Government Area of Rivers State, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC. It was gathered that the gunmen had trailed their victim who was a former Councillor of Ward 1 in the council to Okobuo area where he was shot and beheaded.
The APC chieftain was said to be heading to Ahoada area from his community on a motorcycle before the killers emerged from no where and blocked him.
Confirming the incident, a former Caretaker Committee Chairman of Abua/Odua council, Mr. Gift Igoma, said John-Morrison was shot dead at 6a.m., along Abua/Ahoada Link Road by suspected assassins. Igoma who is now the APC chairman of Abua/Odua said that the Okada rider who was carrying the victim, who escaped the attack told sympathizers at the police station that three men on military uniform double-crossed him on the way and shot his passenger. Meanwhile, police in the area have ordered that the remains of John-Morrison be deposited at the mortuary for proper investigation into the killing.